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I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

Not likely a problem: Ask your ophthalmologist to clarify the type of glaucoma you have, and if it is an open angle form (most common), then the nasal antihistamine is not likely to elevate your eye pressure (which is the biggest risk factor causing glaucoma). ...Read more

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Do medicine used to treat cold and flu duch as xylometazoline, neutralize the effect of prostate medications.

Do medicine used to treat cold and flu duch as xylometazoline, neutralize the effect of prostate medications.

YES: Many decongestants can cause bladder neck tightness and counteract prostate medications. Talk to your doctor to see if it is safe to stop the decong. Or change to one with less side effects. ...Read more

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For 5 years I was addicted to xylometazoline, don't use it almost a year, but still have medicamental rhinitis. Can it be cured besides surgery?

For 5 years I was addicted to xylometazoline, don't use it almost a year, but still have medicamental rhinitis. Can it be cured besides surgery?

Possibly: What people in your situation have is severe congestion due to inflamed turbinates. There is an office procedure that can be done to help you breath better (somnoplasty or coblation). But if you also have a deviated septum then that usually requires an outpatient surgery (septoplasty) as well. ...Read more

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M57, is there any role of xylometazoline nasal solution in combating persistent flu/cold which has caused sinusitis as well.?

M57, is there any role of xylometazoline nasal solution in combating persistent flu/cold which has caused sinusitis as well.?

This medicine is: Only good when taken for short duration (three days) if you take it more than that you will experience rebound congestion which is more pronounced than the original. My suggestion is avoid use of zylomethazoline or afrin. There are safer medicine you can try including saline nasal spray, lortadine, steroid nasal spray. If symptom persists, see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

NO: The abuse/habituation leads only to severe nasal obstruction (rebound) which is unlikely to cause any NEUROLOGIC damage. (although balance is an inner ear problem and that area is affected (temporarily) by nasal (eustacian tube) blockage!

Hope this is helpful!
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Can I use otrivin (Xylometazoline chl) and flomist nasal spray together?

Can I use otrivin (Xylometazoline chl) and flomist nasal spray together?

Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more

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What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray?

What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray?

See doctor: In order to wean you off of nasal decongestant spray, a course of nasal steroid and even oral steroid may be needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have inflamed turbinates and was given a 10 day course of steroid spray plus xylometazoline spray (0.05%) with irrigation. Twice daily. Is that ok?

I have inflamed turbinates and was given a 10 day course of steroid spray plus xylometazoline spray (0.05%) with irrigation. Twice daily. Is that ok?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus problems. I have a deviated nasal septum.I had done atleast 40-50 courses of abx. Now do the following:
1.Avoid anything cold.
2.no soda.
3.use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack. Its safe and natural.
4.I use VICKS topically.
5.use a humidifier at night
6.drink lots of water.
7. Xyomet causes reflex swelling
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When I use Xylometazoline, my nose becomes clear. But without it it's difficult to brearhe. Suffering from flu for 10 days & using xylo for 3 days once only at bed time. Will it be problem continue using this med? Or what to do to get rid of it?

When I use Xylometazoline, my nose becomes clear. But without it it's difficult to brearhe. Suffering from flu for 10 days & using xylo for 3 days once only at bed time. Will it be problem continue using this med? Or what to do to get rid of it?

Stop the Xylo: Or you will end up with "rebound congestion"- a worsening due to chemical. I advise a 24 hr antihistamine (Zyrtec or Claritin) PLUS the daily use of an nasal inhaled steroid spray: Flonase or Nasacort. For viral infections:Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed, Robitussin DM or Mucinex DM as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day.
If not hypertensive OK to use a 12-hour nasal decongestant spray, followed by nasal saline spray, warm water gargles or neti pot. Carefully monitor temperature every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more

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What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?

What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?

Call poison control: It really depends on what you mean by 'overdose'. asking a question here is likely not what you should be doing. Contact poison control. One may experience fainting, low heart rate, among other things. ...Read more

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Nasal mucus. Doesn't seem to stop. Taking a nasal spray with xylometazoline for temp relief. Any thing that can cure it permanently. Its not allergy.

Nasal mucus. Doesn't seem to stop. Taking a nasal spray with xylometazoline for temp relief. Any thing that can cure it permanently. Its not allergy.

How?: Need to see your doctor to get checked out. I don't know how you knew that the problem was not related to an allergy. The spray you are using should not be used for more than 5 days continuously or you may end up with nasal congestion. The spray also does not reduce runny nose, only congestion. An allergist may be the one you need to see. ...Read more

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M57, do you approve usage of nasal decongestant xylometazoline;antiallergic cetirizine;antibiotics as holistic approach to combat resistant flu/cold?

M57, do you approve usage of nasal decongestant xylometazoline;antiallergic cetirizine;antibiotics as holistic approach to combat resistant flu/cold?

Let's be clear: Antibiotics won't help a cold which is caused by viruses. They'll just give you diarrhea. Afrin spray can dry you up but never use for >72 hours or you'll get rebound nasal congestion with nasal blockade and misery! Cetirizine is excellent for allergy but has minimal benefit for a cold. None of the above would be considered "holistic". ...Read more

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I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

I too am allergic to hydrochloride. What pain medications do not contain this ingredient?

Not this: It would be unlikely that you are allergic to hydrochloride which is actually the salt binding to the active molecule. Perhaps you meant hydrocodone which is often not tolerated. If so, tramadol may be a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

What is the medication pilocarpine hydrochloride used for?

Couple of uses: Pilocarpine eye drops are used to treat glaucoma by lowering eye pressure. It is an old medication and is infrequently used today because of undesirable side effects, such as constriction of the pupil and headache. It is also used sometimes before certain eye procedures. Pilocarpine is also in salagen, an oral medication used for dry mouth as it stimulates salivation. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...Read more

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Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.

It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) a good medication for depression?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): It is fairly new, produced by same company that makes Lexapro (escitalopram) (forest) & it seems to work for some, with few side-effects, if dosed correctly as per package insert (10 mg. Then 20 then 40 per day). ...Read more

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I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

I know brintellix and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) are both very new. Is it safe to try such new medication without there being alot of studies done? Side effects?

Yes: For a medication to be sold in the USA, it has to be approved by the FDA, (federal drug administration), which makes the Drug Co. Go thru very rigorous trials to prove they are effective and "save" in human subjects. But as the drugs are tested in a limited amount of individuals, when ten of thousands of patients try them they could have more rare or idiosyncratic adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

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Is there a medication that can be taken with viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) to help imporve (actually bring back) my sex drive? I have listed my medications. Thank you

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Although I don't have the list of all your medications, it would be best to discuss options with your prescribing doctor. There are several medications to add on or replace viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) if side effects are an issue. ...Read more

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Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

For dizziness: To my knowledge, meclizine is an antihistamine (blocks H1 receptors and has anti-cholinergic properties. I gave always prescribed it for dizziness, not aware that it can impact tinnitus though I suppose nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq. I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! Contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more

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Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Is it true viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) causes seizures like wellbutrin does? I never had seizures bit don't want a medication that can cause one. How about brintellix?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) & seizures?: It's probably an oversimplification to say that viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) "causes" seizures. In some small percentage of the population, it can decrease seizure threshold. Although, it should be noted that most anti-depressants, albeit to widely varying degrees, decrease seizure threshold. The best thing to do is discuss your particular concerns & your risk/ benefit & side effect profile with your prescribing MD. ...Read more

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My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

My sister was given lidocaine hydrochloride to rinse her mouth with. Should she swallow this medication.?

No: She should spit this out after rinsing. It actually numbs the surface of the mucosa, so it wouldn't be great to swallow. ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Can you tell me about the drug buprenorphine hydrochloride?

Buprenorphine: This is a medication commonly used to treat opiate addiction, but is sometimes given for chronic pain. When used for opiate dependence it take the place of the abused opiate and is then slowly decreased. If you are needing treatment with buprenorphine then I would recommend naabt. Org to assist in finding a physician allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) 50mg a good pain managment drug? Please advise!

It is a good: Painkiller. Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of acute pain. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is opioid and good painkiller. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Help docs, is imipramine hydrochloride a dangerous drug?

Depends: The FDA defines a dangerous drug as any that require prescription for use. Some have more potential side effects, or danger associated than others. Imipramine if taken in a very high dose can cause a rhythm disturbance in the heart and result in sudden death. At low doses used for some issues it is rarely a problem. The proper use requires proper training and understanding of the drug. ...Read more